US: /ˈtɛɫəˌvɪʒən/
UK: /tˈɛlɪvˌɪʒən/

English Vietnamese dictionary

television /'teli,viʤn/
  • danh từ
    • sự truyền hình
      • television set: máy truyền hình

Advanced English dictionary

(abbreviation TV)
+ noun
1 (also television set) (also BrE informal telly) [C] a piece of electrical equipment with a screen on which you can watch programmes with moving pictures and sounds: a colour television + to turn the television on / off
2 (also BrE informal telly) [U] the programmes broadcast on television: We don't do much in the evenings except watch television.
3 [U] the system, process or business of broadcasting television programmes: satellite / terrestrial / digital television + the television news + a television series / documentary + a television company / presenter + I'd like to work in television (= for a television company).
Idioms: on (the) television (also informal on TV) (also BrE informal on the telly) being broadcast by television; appearing in a television programme: What's on television tonight? + Is there anything good on the telly tonight? + It was on TV yesterday. + I recognize you. Aren't you on television?

Thesaurus dictionary

TV, video (receiver), small screen, Colloq box, idiot box, Brit telly, US boob tube, Slang tube, Brit goggle-box:
My television was not working over the weekend.

Collocation dictionary


cable, closed-circuit, digital, high-definition, satellite, terrestrial | commercial, state | local, national | live
Millions watched the events on live television.
| black-and-white, colour | portable


The children watched television for most of the evening.


broadcast sth, screen sth
The state television screened pictures of the trial.


chat show, comedy, documentary, drama, film, news, programme, series, show | debate, interview | advert/advertisement, commercial | audience, viewer | personality, presenter | actor, director | character | cameraman, crew | journalist | appearance
She recalled her first television appearance forty years ago.
| career | coverage, exposure
The Olympics receive extensive television coverage.
| adaptation
a television adaptation of the popular novel
| camera | aerial | channel, network, station | licence | business, company, industry, service | monitor, receiver, set | screen | aerial


in ~
She works in television.
| in front of the ~
He spends hours in front of the television every night.
| on ~
We were watching the news on television.

Concise English dictionary

+broadcasting visual images of stationary or moving objects
+an electronic device that receives television signals and displays them on a screen
+a telecommunication system that transmits images of objects (stationary or moving) between distant points